Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr says he is still searching for quality players to beef up his squad despite Nigeria’s recent victories in the Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series.
Nigeria beat Libya home and away to draw closer to qualification for the Nations Cup, which will hold in Cameroon next year.
The Eagles have a game against South Africa next month before ending the series at home to Seychelles.
Speaking through Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, Rohr said yesterday that the quest to assemble a formidable team is a continuous process, adding that every talented Nigerian player free to play for the Eagles would be given the opportunity to stake his claim to the team.
Rohr said he has already started planning for the showdown with South Africa, adding that part of the process is in evaluating different players in their various clubs to ensure only the best players were invited for the South Africa tie.
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has described Francis Uzoho as too inexperienced to be Nigeria’s number one goalkeeper.
Rufai told a local radio station that Uzoho’s performance in the matches against Libya has shown that he lacks the capacity to withstand pressure in tough situations.
Although he acknowledged that Uzoho is a talented goalkeeper, Rufai said he should be nurtured gradually to grow into the number one position.